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Beloved soccer coach, Elvis Moyo

Beloved soccer coach, Elvis Moyo

Hazel got in touch with Hot Cares regarding Elvis Moyo, a soccer coach at a local club, Randburg AFC. Elvis has been struggling to keep “his head above water” during the past 6 months of lockdown and because the soccer club has been closed since March, Elvis has not been able to earn an income.

Unfortunately, it is not clear when the soccer club will be able to resume training and matches that they enjoyed prior to lockdown.

Even in adversity, Elvis has a smile on his face and tries to remain positive- even though he is extremely worried about providing for his family.

Hot Cares has committed to assisting Elvis in paying his rent and have provided a month’s supply of groceries

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Felicity’s Road To Recovery

Felicity’s Road To Recovery

Having been self-employed for over 20 years, within the Travel and Recruitment industries, Felicity Pollock reached out to Hot Cares to share her story.

In August 2016 she was diagnosed with stage 4 Colon Cancer. This affected her personal life, career and Felicity is still on the road to recovery. She has faced many personal and financial hardships and Hot Cares was pleased to assist Felicity with a donation to help her through this difficult time.

Food Boys and Hot Cares assist Kwena Molapo Pre-school

Food Boys and Hot Cares assist Kwena Molapo Pre-school

Kwena Molapo Pre-school opened 25 years ago and is situated in the Lanseria informal settlement. It provides care and early childhood education to the children in the area and the pre-school also provides meals to the community.

 

Currently the land is occupied by over 500 families residing in shacks with over 2000 community members. This area is one of the poorest in Gauteng with 95% of its community members being unemployed. The area has no water, proper sanitation facilities or electricity.

 

Operating with limited resources Kwena Molapo Pre-school has made remarkable strides in the ECD sector but is in desperate need for assistance with groceries so that they can continue to provide meals to pupils and families in the area.

 

Thanks to the generosity of Eric and the team at Food Boys Hot Cares will be sending food items valued at R5000 to the school – making sure the little ones are well fed during these difficult times.

 

A friend in need- Elsie and Samantha

A friend in need- Elsie and Samantha

Samantha got in touch with Hot Cares to ask for assistance for her fellow colleague Elsie. They both work at a healthcare centre and unfortunately, Elsie is going through an extremely difficult time. Elsie and her husband Pamfi have two wonderful children, a 4-year-old called Justine, and a bouncy six-month-old son called Francis.  They recently bought their first home, a flat in Ferndale.  A happy complete family.  That was, until two weeks ago.

 

Pamfi was working long hours from home, and he started to feel thirstier than normal. He put it down to the long hours, but unfortunately it was much more than that.  He had gone into kidney failure and was admitted to hospital immediately.  He was diagnosed with Covid-19, and they started dialysis for his kidneys. Sadly, his body did not respond, and he passed away six days later.

 

Elsie now finds herself having to deal with the emotional roller coaster of having to be mum and dad to two little children, grieve the loss of her beloved husband, and try to ensure that they do not lose their home.

 

Hot Cares thanks Samantha for her contribution, friendship and for reaching out to Hot Cares for assistance.  We want Elsie to know that she has many people standing by her during this immensely difficult time, and that Hot Cares will help lighten her load by giving her R5000 towards her needs.

The Blessing of Abbey Cross lodge and their carers

The Blessing of Abbey Cross lodge and their carers

Hot Cares has had a special relationship with Abbey Cross Lodge for several years.  Together with the Social Activity Director, Blessing, we have been able to get actively involved in assisting Abbey Cross Lodge, through volunteer work, donations and visiting the frail care residents.

One often hears negative reports about old age homes, but Blessing is truly that – a “BLESSING”. Her warmth, dedication and sincere love for the residents is very special and unique.

In May, Blessing reached out to the Hot Cares team for face masks which we immediately purchased and dispatched to the home. But, unfortunately there have been Covid-19 cases at Abbey Cross Lodge, causing fatalities and job losses for Blessing and 13 of the carers.

We were heartbroken to receive a message from Blessing last week informing us of the deaths at the frail care unit as well as her losing her job.

A big thank you to a special anonymous couple who have been faithfully supporting our Hot Cares Covid Feeding Relief campaign during this period.

 

Hot Cares would like to assist Blessing and have provided her with R5 000 towards monthly expenses. We will also be sending grocery vouchers to the 13 carers who have also lost their jobs and assist them through these uncertain times.

 

Blessing is efficient at admin tasks, has vast experience as a carer and is great with children and the elderly. Should you know of any job opportunities for Blessing please email hotcares@hot919.co.za.

Logwood Village invites established companies, organisations, businesses and NGO’s to partner with them

Logwood Village invites established companies, organisations, businesses and NGO’s to partner with them

Tim Plewman and his wife, Cathy, founded Cedarwood School for special needs children in 1998. Together, with the assistance of three other families, they were able to establish and finance the school.

Cedarwood School is a wonderful school and thanks to its success, Tim Plewman became involved in Logwood Village- a privately run home for intellectually disabled adults from 18-80.

Logwood Village has just over 100 residents. A large proportion are over the age of 65 or are indigents from disadvantaged communities that are sponsored by the village and need support as they have no one else to turn to. They have full time nursing staff, a medical wing, social work, and psychological support as well as care workers, ground staff and management. But more than that, the home provides a social environment that everybody is involved in, at whatever level they can achieve.

By the very nature of who Logwood Village looks after, they have a high staff ratio of about 1 to 7.  It all costs a great deal of money, but they managed to keep the monthly fees at about R8000 per resident.

Logwood Village also assists an informal settlement with work opportunities. They house 2 workshops where residents and workers assemble products for various companies. The Logwood Village workshop delivers a quality product at a reasonable price, on time, under supervised management and professional accounting.

 Logwood is currently supporting health workers by supplying PPEs – by assembling 380,000 face visors at a rate of 15,000 per day. They have also previously assembled electrical plugs, folded up to 1 million paper serviettes a month for the airlines, assembled Gardena hose fittings, and more.

 

Logwood Village invites established companies, organisations, businesses and NGO’s to partner with them by engaging and committing various outsource projects to the Logwood Village Workshop Zone, thereby engaging in our Hands with Hearts, a joint community outreach programme.

 

Should you wish to get in touch with Logwood Village to discuss outsource projects, or donate funds or sponsor an elderly or indigent resident contact 011-659-0480/0510/0586 or marketing@logwoodvillage.co.za